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Re: Does KDM need a password?

On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:32:10PM +0200, Bogdan wrote:
> BIOS password can be reset after gaining access to the laptop's mainboard (or maybe even easier).

yep, there are bios-pwd crackers on the 'net; but if HDD is also protected,
with it's own pwd, and bios just asks for HDD pwd, things are a bit harder,
since access attempts may result in data wipe out, depending on HDD sec 

> However, if you are not using filesystem encryption then KDM (login) pass doesn't add much in terms of data security.

zero, indeed, once you've access to hardware.


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